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Texas Gulf Region Cooperative Weed Management Area – Spring Workday, Meeting, and Whooping Crane Festival

February 23 @ 9:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm


The Texas Gulf Region Cooperative Weed Management Area (TGR-CWMA) was established in 2014 by to address invasive Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolious) from Port O’Connor to Packery Channel on the Texas Gulf Coast. The TGR-CWMA is a voluntary network of public and private stakeholders focused on preventing the spread and movement of the species by advocating for cooperative control amongst willing landowners and managers.

Join in on the Fun

Brazilian Peppertree Work Day: Thursday February 23, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Central
Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture South, 2650 St Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX
We’ll be removing Brazilian peppertrees in the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture to help restore native habitat. The work day may include cutting peppertrees, hauling away vegetation, and treating plants or stumps with herbicide. Remember to dress for the weather. It is best to wear long sleeves and pants when working with Brazilian peppertrees. Please bring water, any tools you have and gloves. As always, we will have tools and gloves for you to borrow.

Spring Meeting: Thursday February 23, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central
Estuarine Research Center at UTMSI, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, TX
or Zoom (register at link to receive Zoom meeting information)
The CWMA is meeting to discuss accomplishments, current and upcoming projects, partnership opportunities, and future outreach events. The public is encouraged to attend.
Email Katie for additional information katie.swanson@utexas.edu

Register for the workday and/or meeting here!

Whooping Crane Festival Feb 24th– 26th each day 8am – 5pm. Central
Trade Show Location: Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, Texas 78373
The whooping cranes are in Texas and we are ready to celebrate at the annual Whooping Crane Festival. Come stop by one of our information sites to learn about the CWMA and impacts of Brazilian peppertrees and the importance of native plant species at our homes and natural areas. The CWMA will have a presence at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve booth in the trade show area and at Paradise Pond, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Charlie’s Pasture North (Port St.), and Charlie’s Pasture South (Hwy 361) birding hotspots.

More info: https://www.portaransas.org/whooping-crane-festival


February 23 @ 9:00 am
February 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Port Aransas, TX
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States + Google Map